Spot the trachea! A wide paratracheal air cyst of not easy definition

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Ernesto Crisafulli
Chiara Lazzari
Chiara Longo
Nicol Bernardinello
Veronica Alfieri
Alfredo Chetta


Paratracheal air cyst, Tracheal diverticulum, Bronchogenic cyst.


We report a case of a 68-year-old woman with an occasional image of a wide paratracheal oval air cyst of not easy definition. Patient had never received a chest X-ray and she had never suffered from symptoms that needed to investigate the trachea or the neck. The diagnostic hypothesis was a wide tracheal diverticulum or a bronchogenic cyst.  


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